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Front rotor swap out for first Gen.

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by lcorral72, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    lcorral72

    lcorral72 [OP] New Member

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    Hi all, new to the forum. Does anyone know if the larger 05,06 rotors bolt directly on to the 2000-2003 knucke/spindle? Any modifications, brackets or spacers required?

    thanks!
     
  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    Rotors are the same 00-06. Calipers/pads were upgraded in 03.
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback, greatly appreciated! Any particular brake kit work well for you guys as an upgrade for oem 2002 set up?
     
  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:28 PM
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    Check out this build page 5 to see a recent front brake caliper upgrade. It also shows the rear drum cylinder rebuild which you may want to consider. I used PowerStop remans’ calipers and OEM Toy rebuild kit for drums. Pics have all the part numbers.

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/the...nt-‘build’-a-chronological-story.46816/page-5
     
  5. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    like @Professional Hand Model I've got the PowerStop calipers. I went with the S2712 calipers on my 2001 - these are the larger '13WL' calipers which give better stopping power than the 2000-04 calipers/pads. I'm using OEM style rotors (I didn't want drilled or slotted on mine) with the larger carbon-ceramic pads from Amazon. 'Max Brakes' was the rotor/pad combo I went with.

    I've only had them on 3 weeks or so, but I'm extremely happy with them so-far. I also upgraded to stainless braided lines as well - which seems to have made a definite pedal-feel difference now that I have everything 'dialed-in'.

    I also replaced everything on the rear brakes - using PowerStop drum kit. The drums absolutely needed machining, but otherwise is working well so far.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 1:33 PM
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    Wow you guys really know your stuff!
    Thanks for the input.

    I was really thrown into a loop by a non first genner who told me that the only way to increase brake performance was to increase the rotor size. From here on I’ll take my advise from first genners only.

    gracias amigos!
     
  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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    The other thing that helped me and many other first-gen owners is to adjust the LSPV - Load Sensing Proportional Valve. Easy to do with two wrenches, a couple minutes and possibly some PB Blaster or other penetrating fluid if your adjustment nuts are rusty. More about that here: https://www.tundras.com/threads/better-braking-brakes-easy.33217/

    You can get a marked improvement in overall braking without the 'nosedive' that occurs when it's not set right.
     

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